Elise Aleman

Elise Aleman

Savannah, GA, United States

About Elise Aleman

For years, I lived with the notion that being an artist was just a fanciful dream, discouraged by letters of rejection the said, “We like your work, it is just not what we’re looking for right now,” led me to trade my paints for a mouse and ventured into the commercial art world.

A few years ago, I taught a drawing class and that’s when I realized that the dream was dormant but not dead. I shook off the old dusty brushes and rekindled the flame. Encouraged by my son and close friends, I returned to art school to refine my skills, gain momentum and renew my confidence.

I’m delighted to say those dreams are now a reality. My inspiration comes from my faith in God and the Bible. From abstract to realism, I allow the vision to dictate the medium and style, not the other way around. My personal convictions guide my hand. I paint because I find joy in it and others are encouraged by it.

Although the inspiration comes from my personal faith the topics are universal: joy, pain, encouragement, fear, hope. Art purchased simply for decor, will ultimately become invisible.

Art that truly inspires or moistens the eyes is reserved for the museum. My desire? is that my work is not just about a pretty picture for a wall, but more about provoking an experience the viewer has in their heart, which causes them to bring an image home that will never “disappear” into the wallpaper.

Education

2021
BFA Painting. Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

2015
BA Art Illustration. Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL

2011
Ravi Zacharias School of Apologetics

1982
A.S. Fashion Illustration. Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, FL

Events

- The Savannah Convention Center Gallery, 1 International Dr, Savannah, GA 31421
- The Savannah Art Association Gallery,
32 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

Exhibitions

2020
SAA Airport Gallery, Savannah, GA - March Featured Artist
Twelve by Twelve, Blick Upper Gallery, Savannah, GA
La Terra Gallery, Savannah, GA - Solo exhibit

2019
Make Savannah Art Festival, Savannah, GA - Solo exhibit
Open Studio Night 2019 Exhibit, Group Exhibit, Savannah, GA
Savannah/Hilton Head Airport Gallery, Savannah, GA
Savannah Art Association Gallery @ Chippewa Square, Savanna, GA
Anthroponece, Alexander Hall Gallery. Savannah, GA - Group Exhibit.https://www.anthropocene2019.com/
Savannah International Trade Convention Center, GA. Group Exhibit. Savannah, GA
Salon Show. Fab'Rik Gallery. Savannah, GA

2018
Le Chat de Grange, MAISON BASSE, Lacoste, France
Ouvert Studio Nuit, Lacoste, France
Open Studio Night 2918 Exhibit - Group Exhibit. Savannah, GA

2017
Open Studio Night 2017 Exhibit - Group Exhibit. Savannah, GA
Blick Upper Room Gallery, Savannah, GA
SCAD SandArts Festival competition (won alumni choice award)
SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival - Group participation. Savannah, GA
Foundations Honors Show. Wallin Hall Gallery. Savannah, GA
deFINE 2017 Painting Showcase. Alexander Hall Gallery. Savannah, GA

2016
InSide/Out. ArtServe Gallery. Sunrise, FL
Annual Student Show. Mark K. Wheeler Gallery, Ft. Laud, FL (won best in show)

2015
Coconut Creek Art Festival, Coconut Creek, FL
Annual Student Show. Mark K. Wheeler Gallery, Ft. Laud, FL (won 2nd place)

PUBLICATIONS
Port City Review, issue 7. 2019
Under the Bridge, Winter 2018